Types of NBN Coverage

Australia, superfast broadband internet is rolling out nation-wide. And chances are, it's coming to you very soon!

But how will you be connected? Currently with Optus you can be connected to superfast NBN in three ways – NBN Fibre, NBN Fibre to the Basement and NBN Fixed Wireless. Find out if NBN is available at your place with our Broadband Service Checker.

NBN Fibre

NBN Fibre, also called NBN Fixed Line, connects your house or apartment block to the internet via a fibre-optic cable, laid either above or below ground depending on your area. This is known as Fibre To The Premise (FTTP), with the fibre optic cable made of glass using light to transmit data to your place superfast. #lightspeed

This type of connection will provide the fastest NBN internet speeds, as the fibre optic cable is able to transmit data across long distances better than existing copper lines, these new cables will be able to deal with multiple users and ground currents better than copper, theoretically giving you faster download speeds and a more reliable internet connection when you're on NBN.

NBN Fibre to the Basement (FTTB) is another variation of NBN Fibre that uses fibre optic cable all the way up to the Building and then uses existing in building copper wiring for the last few meters to connect your home to the NBN.

Fibre To The Node (FTTN) is currently being trialled by nbn and will be another option in the near future. Keep up to date with the latest NBN developments by signing up for our updates.

NBN Fixed Wireless

NBN Fixed Wireless still relies on the same fibre-optic cables used for NBN Fibre. However, to finish the NBN journey, a signal is aimed from a local transmission tower (base station) to an antenna fitted on the roof of your house. #ETphonehome

This type of NBN has been created to connect homes in less densely populated areas when NBN Fibre is not possible. NBN Fixed Wireless provides a more reliable service than broadband over a mobile wireless network because it's been designed to service a predictable amount of users in a certain location.

Out with the old, in with the new! #shiny

When NBN is live and running through your area, all you have to do is sign up to one of our NBN plans to finish your NBN connection journey! Then you'll be ready to make the switch to superfast NBN and enjoy the feeling of reliable broadband internet. #jobdone

Remember that majority of the traditional landline networks, including existing Optus cable internet and cable phone services, will be switched off and replaced with NBN. For more information on what services will be affected by the introduction of NBN, click here.

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